Our former coach has merged a good team out of players from abroad and players from the MLS, out of young players and experienced players, too. They managed to qualify without big problems and the former striker led his team to a triumph at the Gold Cup 2013.
He gets lots of praise down there. And yes, I think they can be a menace for Germany. They teased us in 2002, why should that not be possible again? Klinsmann knows the German team very well, he helped to develop its idea of playing football.
Portugal never won a big title and now Ronaldo is the one who wants to change that. He is in incredible shape and winning the Ballon d’Or seems to have motivated him even more.
He collected 56 goals and 16 assists this season for club and country. At Real he literally scores every week. At the moment he stands at 243 goals in 250 matches and last week against Bayern he set a new Champions League record that he can add to at the final in Lisbon. But the decisive question is: Can he keep this form? If so, he brings the average Portuguese team to different level. If not, they’re a team you have to beat.
Fabian predicts: The draw was okay, it could have been much worse for Germany. It will be a fierce competition between USA, Portugal and Ghana for the second place. They are all capable of a surprise. Nevertheless Germany should be focused to not be upset in the end.